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Employment Opportunities

After School Teacher
Athletic Program Aide
Cimbalo Fitness Customer Service Representative
Early Childhood Instructor
Fitness Instructor
Preschool Lead Teacher
Special Recreatoin Aide

 

Please check below for details.

 

After School Teacher

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $10.00 /hour

Job Description

Veterans Park District provides recreational and educational programs for residents of Northlake, Melrose Park, Franklin Park, River Grove, and unincorporated Leyden Township.
The After School Teacher is responsible for planning and providing developmentally-appropriate daily activities for school-age children. This includes indoor and outdoor recreation and physical activities, while creating a safe and nurturing environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow guidelines set forth in the After School Care Manual
  • Develop after school activities for children Kindergarten through 5th
  • Maintain inventory of program supplies and request purchases as
  • Direct classroom activities in a positive manner and demonstrate a cheerful attitude when working with the children and
  • Assists in transporting the children from school to Grant Park by driving a park district
  • Escorting children to park, gym, bathrooms,
  • Making sure the ASC rooms are cleaned and checklist is filled out by end of
  • Ability to accept the responsibility to be punctual and practice good
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Coursework related to school age child care, child development, physical education, recreation, camping or other related
  • Must become certified and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR (classes provided)
  • Previous experience in the leading or instruction of various ages and abilities
  • Specific Skills/Requirements
  • Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills and genuine enthusiasm for working with children
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Additional DCFS and IDHS Online Required Trainings (completed at time of employment)
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification within 30 days of employment


Interested? Please email your resume and cover letter to Marge Stabile, Director of Finance and Human Resources at mstabile@veteransparkdistrict.org

 

Athletic Program Aide

Job type: Part-time/Seasonal
Salary: $9/hour

Description:

The athletic program aide will assist in teaching the various athletic classes Veterans Park District offers to its' community. The aide will evaluate the class and provide recommendations based on participant input. The aide will work first hand with the participants.

Duties

  • Working with children grades 1st through 7th.
  • Strong athletic background and/or knowledge.
  • Ability to work weekday evenings.
  • Must be comfortable teaching a class with 6 to 10 participants.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Strong athletic background or knowledge of multiple sports
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

If you are interested, please send your resume to Marge Stabile at mstabile@veteransparkdistrict.org



Cimbalo Fitness Customer Service Representative

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $10 per hour
Hours:  Monday through Friday 12 PM to 5 PM and occasional coverage on Saturday or Sunday 7 AM to 2 PM

Responsible for club membership and program registration, club members and guest check-in, and customer questions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Handles all incoming calls and inquiries.
  • Greets customers and members upon entering and existing the facility.
  • Check in members and verify membership.
  • Registers guests and collect guest fees.
  • Makes court reservations and collect fees.
  • Promotes, registers and collects all fees for: Club Leagues; Club Tournaments, Club Clinics and lessons, Fitness /Aerobic Classes including Fitness Club Special Events and VPD programs.
  • Completes membership enrollment process with new members including paperwork and entering all membership data into the computer and registers members for programs and special events.
  • Processes membership payments, cancellations, renewals and freezes as directed by the Fitness Club Director.
  • Keeps desk and lobby straightened and clean at all times.
  • Keeps registration area and office supplies, district wide posters/flyers, and all forms stocked at all times.
  • Maintains an efficient filing and records system by utilizing RecTrac and cabinet files.
  • Periodically, throughout the day cleans and sanitizes all Fitness Center equipment and machines.
  • Informs management of needed equipment repairs on a timely basis, by conducting weekly equipment checks and inform manager of any issues regarding equipment performance.
  • Handles and resolves membership concerns and informs Fitness Center Director of unusual situations or unresolved issues.
  • Assure that citizen comments/inquiries/complaints and office related comments/inquiries /complaints are handled in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Monitors voicemails and email communication throughout the day.
  • Completes, follows and signs off on all front desk daily check lists.
  • Perform a variety of administrative office duties such as answering phone, typing correspondence, registering programs and collecting fees.
  • Become familiar with the administration, cancellation policy, open gym fees, preschool, park rules, pool pass, Facility rentals, refund policy, special events, and various recreation programs.
  • Proficient in RecTrac pertaining to registrations, memberships, reports, refunds, court rentals, payments and procedures.
  • Respond to public inquiries about recreation programs made by telephone or in person, limited to the information mentioned in the brochure or Veterans Park District promotional material.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

High School Graduate or equivalent. Three to five years’ experience in supervision within a customer service environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid State Driver’s License
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • CPR & First Aid certification
  • Bi Lingual Spanish Speaking Preferred
  1. Interested?  Please email your resume and cover letter to Marge Stabile, Director of Finance and Human Resources: mstabile@vpdpark.org.

Fitness Instructor

Job Type: Part-time

Salary Depending on Qualifications

Teaches and instructs fitness programs for tots, youth, teens, adults and older adults, beginning and ending on time; provides adequate warm-up, exercises, stretching, and cool down. Instructs patrons on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques and demonstrates exercise. Maintain accurate attendance records of program participants Establish an open line of communication with participants and parents Supervise participants enrolled in the program at all times Maintain order and enforce rules during the program Preform set-up and clean-up responsibilities Ensure equipment is maintained properly and supplies are stored in an orderly fashion in the appropriate storage closet Submit paperwork in a timely manner, which may include, but is not limited to, attendance records, accident reports, receipts, program outlines, etc. Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards. Follow district and departmental safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures and ordinances. Distribute flyers or other information to participants when required Communicate with the Athletic Supervisor on a regular basis to inform him/her of the program status or any program-related concerns or issues Perform other duties as assigned.

  1. Interested?  Please email your resume and cover letter to Marge Stabile, Director of Finance and Human Resources: mstabile@vpdpark.org.

  1. Preschool Lead Teacher

  2. Veterans Park District (Bulger Park) — Melrose Park, IL
  3. Salary: $14.00 per hour
  4. Hours 8 AM to 1 PM (three to five days a week)
  5. Start Date: August 15, 2019

  6. Veterans Park District provides recreational and educational programs for residents of Northlake, Melrose Park, Franklin Park, River Grove, and unincorporated Leyden Township.

  7. The Lead Teacher is responsible for creating age appropriate/detailed lesson plans for Park District Preschool Curriculum and successfully implement the curriculum in the classroom. Direct supervision of the Preschool Teacher Assistant, all students, and all procedures followed in classroom.

  8. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Strong organization, written, speaking, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with up to 20 children at a time with an assistant
  • Maintains a clean, safe, and nurturing classroom environment.
  • Ensures that regular safety inspections/evacuation drills are performed in compliance with DCFS licensing standards.
  • Implements preschool curriculum in the classroom and writes developmentally appropriate/age appropriate lesson plans.
  • Observe, evaluate, and document student growth through individual portfolios and student assessments.
  • Assesses all children and conducts parent/teacher conferences twice a year.
  • Communicates effectively with parents, co-workers, Director through email, phone, and in-person.
  • Participates in all monthly meetings, family nights, and in-service training.
  • Takes monthly inventory of classroom supplies and snacks and submits to Director.
  • Works effectively with others and maintains a positive working relationship with all employees, children, and families.
  • Acts as a mentor and role model for assistant teacher, students, and all other park district staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
     
  1. EDUCATION MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  2. According to DCFS, applicant must have the following credentials: A minimum of an associate degree in child development or early childhood education, or the equivalent (64 semester hours in any discipline with a minimum of 21 semester hours of college credit in child development early childhood education or early childhood special education) and either a Gateways to Opportunity Level I Illinois Director Credential or 3 semester hours of college credit in administration, leadership, or management.

  3. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Current physical exam, with TB test and proof of MMR and Tdap vaccination (completed by start date of work)
  • Three non-relative references o Official proof of Education o Registry on Gateways to Opportunity and Complete Credential Application (completed at time of employment)
  • Additional DCFS and IDHS Online Required Training (completed at time of employment)
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification (within 30 days of employment)
  • Must be fingerprinted through DCFS o Fifteen (15) in-service hours during the school year

Interested?  Please email your resume and cover letter to Marge Stabile, Director of Finance and Human Resources: mstabile@vpdpark.org.

Early Childhood Instructor

Job Type:  Part-Time (Seasonal)   

Salary: $10 per hour 

Hours:  Various hours in morning and early evening according to classes offered each season.


Veterans Park District provides recreational and educational programs for residents of Northlake, Melrose Park, Franklin Park, River Grove, and unincorporated Leyden Township.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Veterans Park District Early Childhood program is seeking an individual to instruct early childhood classes for children ages 2-5 years. The instructor is responsible for the planning and organization of all aspects of the early childhood classes to ensure positive and fun experiences for participants and parents.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with preschool children, preferably in a formal or informal teaching capacity.

  • Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills and genuine enthusiasm for working with children required.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.

  • Must become certified and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR (classes provided).

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.


EDUCATION/SPECIFIC  CREDENTIALS:

High School Diploma (coursework in Early Childhood, Education or Recreation preferred)

SPECIFIC  SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:
  • Develop theme-based classes and curriculum for early childhood children ages 2 to 5 years.

  • Setup materials and activities before each program and cleanup classroom at the end of the program.

  • Assist Director of Early Childhood & Youth Programming in maintaining accurate participation and evaluation records of various programs in order to measure customer satisfaction and interest trends.

  • Maintain inventory of program supplies and request purchases as needed.

  • Travel to different park locations to instruct classes in order to accommodate all participants in the community.

  • Direct the classroom activities in a positive manner.

  • Demonstrate a positive and cheerful attitude when working with the children and parents.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Interested?  Please email your resume and cover letter to Marge Stabile, Director of Finance and Human Resources: mstabile@vpdpark.org.

 

Special Recreation Aide

Category: Part-time/Seasonal
Salary: $10/hour

Description

Assist in the implementation of a variety of recreation programs for special needs individuals. Programs include Special Olympics training and competitions, outings, and in-house programs.

Duties

  • Assist individuals with disabilities in recreation programs.
  • Ensure safety of participants at all times.
  • Work overnight, evening, and weekend programs as scheduled by the Special Recreation Supervisor.
  • May act as Special Olympics Head Coach.
  • May act as Special Recreation Driver.
  • Actively participate in programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Provide transportation in the Veterans Park District van.

Qualifications/Experience

  1. Ability to communicate effectively written and orally
  2. Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  3. Display excellent communications and organizational skills.
  4. One year experience working with individuals with special needs
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Must have a Valid State Drivers License
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

If you are interested, please send your resume to Marge Stabile at mstabile@veteransparkdistrict.org